Vman Unit

This training is designed for CEOs, senior managers and leaders of private enterprises or other entities intent on building a Private Security Force (PSF), for the protection of lives and property against violent threats. It provides a sound basis in concepts, infrastructure, planning and leadership for a PSF of well-trained operators and team leaders who have completed DSI’s multi-tier operator training (Tiers 4, 3, and 2). The training prepares participants to meet the planning, organizing, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership challenges inherent in standing up a Private Security Force.  The training addresses coordination with local officials, cooperating agencies and organizations, and opinion makers; creation and validation of emergency response plans; and the details of recruiting, organizing, and leading a force or unit comprising multiple teams, individuals, and specialties from within your own organization or community.  This is "community organizing" on a whole new level – building a sound basis for safety and security in an environment characterized by delayed, inadequate, or non-existent support from civil authorities as a result of natural disaster, civil unrest, or just the gradual decay of the social order.

A Tier 1 program may include participants from a variety of enterprises or organizations, or can be restricted to the leadership cadre of a single entity for leveraged team-building value.  

Completion of the Tier 1 program will provide leaders with the tools needed to organize their enterprise, their neighborhood, or their community to ensure its own safety and security. Just as traditional U.S. Army Special Forces training prepares the soldier to train, lead, and advise foreign populations in various aspects of defense and security, the Tier 1 graduate will be able to work within a typically diverse American work force or community to help it avert the chaos, disunity, and uncertainty that may result from degradation or collapse of the normal social order. Tier 1 training is conducted in a classroom or seminar setting through discussion and participatory exercises including tabletop decision-making exercises that present and rehearse time-honored concepts of collective training, planning, and leadership adapted to the emerging threats confronting American communities. Areas covered include:

  • Area Study, Site Survey, and Intelligence Gathering
  • Threat Assessment and Risk Management
  • Sustainable Security
  • Recruiting, Training, and Organizing a Private Security Force
  • Response Plans
  • Contingency Plans
  • Command and Control in Normal and Off-Normal Conditions
  • Crisis Decision Making and Problem-Solving Models
  • Communications
  • Tactical Medicine – Immediate Lifesaving Medical Care
  • Tactical Decision Games and Tabletop Exercises for Training and Validation

Program Information

COST: $3,495

DATES: See Schedule

TIME: 5 Days

LOCATION: Various locations throughout the US.

COURSE DOCUMENTS: Schedule, handouts, and pre-course materials will be provided.

REGISTRATION FORM: Please fill out and email back.


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Registration and Payment Process: Please follow these steps to register and pay for your program. If you have any questions please call 1.877.452.0951.

1. Download and fill out the registration/application form and email it back to us. Upon acceptance of your application you are then placed on the program roster and a detailed estimate of the provisioning package is emailed to you.

2. An invoice for the program fee will be sent to you which also must be paid 30 days prior to the program date.

Cancellation/Refund Policy. No refunds are available for the provisioning package. If an emergency prevents you from attending the program then your program fee will be applied towards a future program date.

About Our Reality Based Training Programs

Reality based training or RBT is a type of simulation training that better prepares individuals for future performance through experiential learning (learning by experiencing and doing).

Our RBT scenarios will pit you against the best role players (trained actors) in the industry, who painstakingly following per-selected scripts which have been crafted to derive specific responses and achieve selected training goals from the scenarios being played out for your benefit.

Because of the immersive nature of the training, the mind and body absorb and process the experience as if it were actually occurring, therefore these realistic scenarios will quickly help you gain the experiences and confidence you need to dominate a lethal force encounter in real life.

When you add an RBT package to your training, the skills learned on the range are reinforced by your RBT and combine in a powerful way to prepare you for effective future behavior to nearly the same degree as if it had been an actual situation.

Only RBT gives you invaluable orientation training and stress inoculation, which in turn gives you the skills, experience, and confidence you need to shrink your decision making process (OODA Loop) and exponentially multiplying your effectiveness during a fight for life.

RBT is to the gunfighter what Topgun is to fighter pilots; RBT is the apex of firearms training, there is no substitute, and nothing prepares you better for the fight of your life than quality Reality Based Training.

In our training courses we teach you stress resistant firearms skills - In our Individual Tactics programs you will learn how to apply the same stress resistant skills in realistic RBT scenarios where you will hone your skill and technique against the best role players in the firearms industry, thereby inoculating you against stress and teaching you how to effectively eliminate live adversaries.

The Industry Standard Vs. The DSI Standard

Using military and law enforcement training standards as a gauge we want to give you a relative sense of how the DSI standard compares to the "industry" standard.

The industry standard focuses on range safety and artificiality by using tightly controlled, on-line, square range drills without maneuver (movement with purpose) or movement under tightly controlled drills (such as "box" drills), in order to focus on draw speed and hits in a given area under a certain time limit. This type of training is often accompanied by hours in the classroom discussing declarative knowledge (that information that you can best learn on your own, any time and anywhere you like) which often eats into the limited live fire training (a precious resource that can't be accomplished effectively on your own), often leaving the student more confused as to when lethal force is appropriate and afraid to fire his firearm in self-defense.

DSI begins by looking at reality: To be able to defend yourself you need to be killing enabled, because regardless of your skills, if you haven't been killing enabled and can't kill another - you won't. Furthermore, one can only make proper decisions in lethal force engagements by way of orientation, and orientation only comes via experience under the same situations they hope to be able to perform the taught skills (experiential knowledge can not attained by reading or talking about such scenarios). To accomplish proper orientation training, we focus on training to maneuver safely via situational awareness and aggressive actions on contact initially learned on the range with both dry and live-fire drills and then reinforced during progressively more difficult RBT scenarios.

We maintain that a solid curricula based on firearms training and team tactics in a reality-based training environment while maintaining a small student to instructor ratio will leave a team trained by us more capable than most of the average military and police units (we base this on personal experience having trained thousands of military and law-enforcement personnel over 25 years). We believe that operational police and military units (those units actively kicking in doors day in and day out) probably would be able to outperform our clients in certain aspects, but we will be able to out-cycle their training, develop, and implement a better program faster than they can simply because we neither have the bureaucratic hoops to jump through, nor the institutional inertia to overcome.